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30 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN requests $1.3 billion for life-saving assistance to 5.1 million people in South Sudan in 2016

  • WFP utilizes air assets and vehicle and barge convoys to reach food-insecure populations and pre-position humanitarian supplies

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Heightened food insecurity expected throughout Sudan due to projected below-average crop yields

  • Humanitarian assistance arrives in conflict-affected Fanga Suk

  • WHO records nearly 540 VHF cases since August 2015 outbreak

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Jan 2016 description

Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID’s Office of U.S.

23 Dec 2015 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Insecurity, protection risks, and other access constraints continue to limit the ability of relief actors to address humanitarian needs in South Sudan. Despite challenges, U.S. Government (USG) partners and other humanitarian actors commenced an interagency emergency response mission on December 1 to assist conflict-affected communities in Unity’s Leer County. As of mid-December, the mission remained ongoing and had reached more than 6,500 households with emergency relief supplies.

27 Nov 2015 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • The humanitarian community continues to report worsening security conditions and increasing access constraints across South Sudan. In October, the UN recorded 78 access incidents negatively affecting relief operations in South Sudan, including increasing reports of criminality in the capital city of Juba.

17 Nov 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Heightened food insecurity expected throughout Sudan due to projected below-average crop yields

  • USAID/FFP emergency food commodities arrives in Port Sudan

  • CERF allocates more than $15 million to North Darfur

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

30 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 IPC reports 3.9 million people severely food insecure, including 30,000 people facing Catastrophe—Household IPC 5—levels of food insecurity, as of September

 USG joins high-level delegation to South Sudan to engage on key humanitarian issues

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

15 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity and humanitarian access restrictions continue to constrain relief efforts in Darfur and the Two Areas

  • New GoS import restrictions on relief commodities hinders the provision of humanitarian assistance

  • USG provides more than $275.6 million in FY 2015 to support humanitarian efforts across Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

08 Oct 2015 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced an additional $86 million in food assistance through the UN World Food Program (WFP) to help feed millions of displaced and food-insecure people in Sudan. Of the $86 million, $75 million will be used to provide more than 69,000 metric tons of U.S. food and $11 million to provide food vouchers and support the local procurement of specialized nutrition products. The new contribution brings the total U.S. Government contribution of food assistance for Sudan to $170 million this year.

06 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS
- Conflict continues to hinder the delivery of humanitarian assistance
- USG announces additional $80 million in emergency funding to South Sudan DECEMBER 1, 2014
- Relief organizations provide health assistance following Maridi oil tanker explosion

04 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoRSS, SPLM-IO, and other stakeholders sign peace agreement; subsequent ceasefire violations reported

  • General insecurity continues to drive displacement and constrain humanitarian operations

  • UN extends L3 designation for South Sudan

25 Aug 2015 description

Posted by Amani Osman on Monday, August 24th 2015

“We just ask Allah: When will we be able to stay in one place and not be scared?” The words of Mohammed Omer, a 58-year-old unemployed farmer, echoed throughout the Sudanese village of Ammar Jaded in Central Darfur.

18 Aug 2015 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Conflict in South Sudan continues to prompt the arrival of new refugees to Sudan, raising the total number of refugees from South Sudan since mid-December 2013 to more than 189,700 people as of August 17. Approximately 110,000 of the new arrivals had received humanitarian assistance as of early August.

31 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity continues to result in displacement and restrict humanitarian access

  • The GoRSS indefinitely suspends humanitarian barge transport, impeding the transport of relief commodities

  • Health actors record a decline in the weekly caseload of new cholera cases since June

19 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The U.S. Government (USG) announces $133 million in new FY 2015 funding to the crisis in South Sudan

  • Approximately 7,000 South Sudanese refugees arrive to Sudan between June 1 and 4

  • The international community condemns the expulsion of UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) Toby Lanzer from South Sudan